***UPDATE*** The suspect has been identified.

POLK COUNTY -- The Clear Lake Police Department is investigating two recent garage burglaries and is asking residents to report any similar burglaries in the area, according to a Wisconsin Crime Alert Network.

(Crime Alert) -- On 2/18/19 Clear Lake Police took a complaint of burglary to garage that occurred sometime during the day between 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM. The garage door had been left open by the owner. He returned home to discover his 18 volt Black & Decker tool set taken which included a circular saw, a reciprocating saw and a flashlight all in a black plastic case, a Stanley Bostitch small air compressor, an older 18 volt Porter Cable drill and a Logistic stereo system. There were a single set of suspect boot tracks and truck size tire tracks photos taken at the scene.

On 2/19/19 another complaint of burglary to another garage was taken and likely occurred on 2/18/19 between 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM. The garage door had also been left open at this location and taken from the garage was a Milwaukee 18 volt cordless drill and impact driver all in a red plastic case and a homemade wooden tool box. The Milwaukee tools had the owner’s initials of “M H” on them in black permanent marker. Located at the scene were again a single set of suspect boot tracks and tire tracks the same as the first burglary report which photos were taken in addition to DNA swabs collected from the neighboring garage where the tracks were followed for an apparent check if the garage door is locked attempt.

No suspect at this time.

Alert being sent to the area if there are any similar burglaries please contact Clear Lake Officer Houx via email at: PHoux@Police.ClearLake-WI.Gov.

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